Manhunter 2: San Francisco Reviews (Amiga)

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CU Amiga (Jul, 1990)
The graphics are technically poor and clumsy, but some of the animated sequences are superb. One of the best takes place when the Manhunter's space ship is hit, ricochets off a building and crash lands. Staggering out of the ship with stars spinning around his head, the Manhunter looks down and sees a pair of legs sticking out from under the craft and realizes he has crushed someone to death. Pretty gruesome, but very effective. The accompanying soundtrack, however, is totally inadequate and spoils the effect. Overall, Manhunter: San Francisco is an exciting sequel. Don't expect a Leisure Suit Larry clone, it's nothing like it, rather Manhunter has a style all its own.
Power Play (Jul, 1990)
Amiga-Besitzer mit detektivischen Veranlagungen dürfen sich auf die Umsetzung von dem SF-Krimi "Manhunter 2" von Sierra freuen. Gegenüber der PC-Fassung dieser Mischung aus Mad Max und Alien-Geschichte hat sich nichts geändert, auch die streckenweise recht blutige Grafik ist noch drin.
Amiga Joker (Sep, 1990)
Aber schließlich sind es ja die Story und die kniffligen Rätsel, die den Reiz eines Adventures ausmachen. Hier ist (wie schon beim Vorgänger) rabenschwarzer Humor angesagt, der hart an die Grenzen des guten Geschmacks geht. Es gibt manch harte Kopfnuß zu knacken und viele blutige Leichen zu finden. Anders gesagt: Manhunter 2 ist beileibe kein übles Spiel, aber so richtig begeistern werden sich dafür wohl nur schreibfaule Abenteuer mit dem Gemüt eines Metzgerhunds.
Zzap! (Aug, 1990)
Both music and graphics are basic compared to the likes of Hero's Quest, Space Quest III or Leisure Suit Larry III. And there has been no attempt to improve on the IBM-PC version of this game – released last year – thus it looks and sounds dated. If you have a lot of patience and enjoyed the first Manhunter game you may warm to this follow up, otherwise have a look at it (if your friendly neighborhood computer store will let you) before you invest. Even though you have to wear a brown robe to be a Manhunter, the game isn't exactly habit forming.
While this is by no means Sierra-on-Line's best release, it will no doubt appeal to experienced adventure fans. Beginners and occasional adventure players may find it a little to hard, and consequently quite limited.
Amiga Power (May, 1991)
Dire game at a scandalous price.